LifePage Career Talk on Sustainability & LCA
By Anju Baroth
[Lead Engineer in General Electric]
What is Sustainability & LCA?
Anju Baroth: “Sustainability is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations. Life-cycle assessment is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling.”
How I got into Sustainability & LCA?
Anju Baroth: “I did B Sc in Botany, Zoology & Chemistry and M Sc in Environmental Science from University of Rajasthan. I then did a Ph D in Environmental Toxicology. I joined General Electric as Toxicity Expert and worked for 2 years. I then moved to General Elastic Plastics as Life Cycle and Sustainability Expert and worked for 5 years. I am an Ecotoxicologist and Scientist C at Wildlife Institute of India.”
Anju Baroth’s LifePage:
(Sustainability & Life Cycle Assessment, Dr Anju Baroth, General Electric, Lead Engineer, Recycling, Renewable, Energy, Resources, Sustainability, LCA, Carbon Footprint, Fossil Fuels, Design for Environment, Biodiversity)